Mouth Ulcers and Treatment

Mouth Ulcers and Treatment

Mouth ulcers also called canker sores. They are normally small, painful lesions that develop in your mouth or at the base of your gums which makes eating, drinking, and talking uncomfortable.

Women, adolescents, and people with a family history of mouth ulcers are at higher risk for developing mouth ulcers.

Mouth ulcers aren’t contagious and usually go away within one to two weeks. However, if you get a canker sore that is large or extremely painful, or if it lasts for a long time without healing, you should seek your doctor’s advice.

How to treat Mouth ulcers

Normally Most mouth ulcers don’t need treatment. However, if you get mouth ulcers often or they’re extremely painful, a number of treatments can decrease pain and healing time. These include:

·       Using a rinse of saltwater and baking soda

·       placing milk of magnesia on the mouth ulcer

·       covering mouth ulcers with baking soda paste

·       using over-the-counter benzocaine (topical anesthetic) products like Orajel or Anbesol

·       applying ice to canker sores

·       using a mouth rinse that contains a steroid to reduce pain and swelling

·       placing damp tea bags on your mouth ulcer

·       taking nutritional supplements like folic acid, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, and zinc

. trying natural remedies such as chamomile tea, echinacea, myrrh, and licorice root

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